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What Treatments are Available for Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is a term used to describe a harmless and fairly common condition that darkens patches of skin. It can often occur in small patches around the body, cover large areas or even affect the entire body. While not inherently harmful, it could be the symptom of another medical condition.

If you’re interested in learning more about your hyperpigmentation and potentially treating it, consider speaking to The Vascular Experts (TVE) Florida today.  Dr. Lina Vargas, the only female vascular surgeon in the Greater Orlando area can help determine the best treatment for any pigmentation issues that may be affecting your skin.

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What Causes Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is caused by the excess production of melanin in our body. Melanin is a pigment that gives our skin its color and is produced by skin cells known as melanocytes. There are a few common causes of hyperpigmentation:

  • Prolonged exposure to the sun
  • Certain medications like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, phenytoin and chemotherapy drugs
  • Fluctuating hormone levels due to pregnancy in women
  • Hormone changes in the body that increase melanin synthesis
  • A rare endocrine disease known as Addison’s disease

Hyperpigmentation is also divided into three common categories.

  • Melasma is believed to be caused by hormonal changes and may develop during pregnancy. This hyperpigmentation can appear anywhere on the body but are commonly seen on the stomach and face
  • Sunspots, also known as liver spots or solar lentigines, are related to prolonged exposure to the sun and will appear on areas like your hands and face.
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is the result of an injury or inflammation on the skin such as acne.

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Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your personal situation by meeting with one of our knowledgeable providers at Vascular Experts for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

How Can I Reduce The Appearance of Hyperpigmentation?

A popular form of hyperpigmentation treatment is using over-the-counter lightening creams to decrease pigmentation. However, laser treatments can prove to be more effective and involve minimal downtime since they are non-invasive procedures. There are three types of treatment that TVE Florida offers which can deliver dramatic results.

  • HALO™ is the world’s first Hybrid Fractional Laser that delivers non-ablative and ablative wavelengths simultaneously to deliver fast and efficient results with little discomfort and minimal downtime.
  • BBL™ or BroadBand Light is the world’s most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) device that uses light energy to stimulate skin cells, deal with unwanted lesions and ultimately restore a more youthful skin appearance.
  • ClearSilk™ is an award-winning laser that heats the dermis to induce the skin to heal. This removes abnormal pigmentation and vascularity while improving the appearance of skin. It’s a fast procedure that takes no longer than 30 minutes and comes with no downtime.

    What Results Can I Expect From Hyperpigmentation Treatment?

    Treatment with lasers can greatly reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation.  Most treatment options can be used in all skin types safely and comfortably. In addition to treating the most common types of hyperpigmentation, some treatments such as BBL™ can also reduce the appearance of spider veins, rosacea, fine lines, and chronic acne scarring.

    Our team at TVE Florida is committed to providing effective hyperpigmentation treatments that are suitable for your skin and current condition. Book a consultation with Dr. Vargas today to learn more about your condition and discover the best treatment for your situation.

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Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation

Want to learn more about your treatment options?

Schedule a consultation today with The Vascular Experts Florida at our Windermere, FL location. You can also call to make your appointment. (407) 612-7738.

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